Dora the Explorer

Weekdays 9:00 AM on Nickelodeon Premiered Aug 14, 2000 In Season


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Dora the Explorer

Show Summary

Dora the Explorer features the adventures of Dora, her monkey Boots, her Backpack and many other animated characters. In each episode, viewers help her to go an adventure in an animated world set inside a computer.

The third season of the program kicked off with "Dora's Star-Catching Adventure," introducing a new concept in which viewers interact with the show by searching for explorer-stars in each episode. A number of episodes are available in book form and on commercial video/DVD, including a couple direct-to-video releases. There are also a number of episodes and movies produced, but still unaired.

Dora the Exploreris currently in repeats on Nick Jr. and Noggin. Noggin airs the program every day including weekends at 3 and 4 P.M., but only shows first-season episodes. Nick Jr. shows episodes weekdays at 10 A.M., 11 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. and also occasionally organizes special showings in a marathon format. All repeats tend to be in a random order and all times listed are eastern.

Theme Song:

Do-do-do-do Dora! Do-do-do Dora! Do-do-do Dora! Do-do-do Dora! Dora Dora Dora the Explorer Boots and super-cool explorer Dora Grab Your Backpack! Let's go! Jump in! Ivaminos! You can lead the way! Hey! Hey! Do-do Dora, Do-do Dora Swiper, no swiping! Swiper, no swiping! Aww man! Dora the Explorer!


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 3/10/2014

Season 8 : Episode 12


Fan Reviews (168)

  • Painful and mediocre (My first review, I know it's not great)

    OK, how do I start this? This show is about a 7-year old Spanish girl going on adventures with a monkey without her parent's permission. WTF!! That's not really educational. She could've got beat up, raped, or even kidnapped!

    She breaks the fourth wall in almost every episode. It just gets annoying! It's not even funny!

    "Can you see the river?" Look behind you, fatty!

    "Can you say map?" Um, you can just pull it out YOURSELF...

    Okay, now let's talk about the characters.

    Dora herself - She is SO annoying! Why can't she look behind, or pull things out herself? It's like her IQ is 5! And saying "Swiper no swiping" 3 times won't help. Saying that in real life won't stop a bad guy! It's like this show is teaching kids to be dumb.

    Boots - He's an okay character, just kinda annoying.

    The Map - He can get so annoying. Yes, we know you're the map! So STFU!

    Backpack - Just like The Map. Yes we know you're Backpack! Jeez.

    Then at the end of the episode Dora asks "What was your favorite part?" I always say "When the episode ended".moreless
  • Easily one of the worst kid shows in history, How it's gone on for over 10 years is beyond me.

    Words can not describe the abysmality of Dora the Explorer. I used to watch the show when I was little, but now looking back at it, I highly regret doing so.

    Dora the Explorer is about a 5 year old Spanish girl and her friend monkey named Boots that go on adventures and try to reach their destinations to wherever they are going, but get stopped from doing so. The show is supposed to teach problem solving skills and spanish. When you watch the first 1 minutes of the show, you'll realize all the plotholes. Oh boy where do we begin?!

    How do Dora's parents allow their 5 year old daughter to go outside wandering in the forest all by herself? Shouldn't the CPS be at Dora's house? Why doesn't Dora tell her parents about the fox that stalks her?

    The characters are all braindead morons that rely on the audience for help. Dora asks the audience for help every two seconds like she can't figure out herself. And if ththat's not enough, she ACTUALLY asks the audience where trees or any objects that are RIGHT BEHIND HER are. Like, seriously? Can't she just get a GPS or take a look behind her?! She also encourages kids to yell at their TV screen as if they aren't speaking loud enough. Swiper is another character that ticks me off. He is literally one of the worst villoans in a TV series and is not threatening in any way, shape or form. Whenever he is about to steal/swipe stuff from Dora and Boots they say "Swiper No Swipey!" three times, and then he just gives up and goes. Wow, just... WOW! Are they sending kids a bad message or what? So basically that's saying if you tell a crook to not steal three times they will go away? No, it doesn't work like that at all. Dora's parents are inattentive to their daughter and do not seem to care if Dora wanders around the public forest all alone by herself. You're kidding me, right? What if Dora gets ran over by a car or kidnapped, their parents would find that to be completely okay?

    In terms of artwork and animation, I can't really complain that much, because for what it is it's actually pretty decent. However, I think the colors are too bright and it kind of strains my eyes to look.

    If you watch more than one episode, you'll realize the repetition of this show and it's plot. Here's how each episode usually goes:

    1. Dora introduces herself to the audience.

    2. Dora and Boots start their journey.

    3. The two of them sing about where they're going.

    4. They come across the grumpy troll.

    5. The map sings

    6. They get things they needs to reach their destination on their journey.

    7. Swiper trys swiping those things but Dora and Boots stop him.

    8. They continue to the adventure.

    9. They reach the destination.

    10. They sing we did it.

    11. They ask what your favorite part of theday was

    That's it. You have been warned. Don't show this to your kids, I can garuntee they won't learn much. Rating: 1.5/10moreless
  • I loved this a teenager.

    I love how it actually taught me something new even as a teenager! I loved learning Spanish from this show! The Spanish makes kids actually think unlike Mickey's Clubhouse. Also, people who say this show is racist... you guys do not know what racist means, do you? Anyways, love this show! Hate the older Dora!
  • Annoying, racist, filled with profanity, and downright CRAPPY!

    Why Nick Jr? Why do you keep feeding our kids this crap? It's bad for them! The first season was the most annoying out of all of them!

    Dora: I need your help!

    Me: No you don't! *Obliterates TV*

    In the latest seasons, the art design swapped to this crappy CGI animation! Now all of the characters look like Slenderman compared to the older seasons of this "show"! On top of that, the art design is just ugly! Like on any other bad show, the plots are in a repeated cycle and never ever stops! I know this is for kids, but the writers are skilled higher than that! Nothing positive to say about this abomination to mankind! INEXCUSABLE! This show only cares about Mexico, and not the good ol' USA. WHY?! ;_; I bet that Dora's parents got their green cards taken away! In the pirate play episode, I literally heard Tico say the F word. MULTIPLE TIMES! IN ENGLISH! In this show, they mostly speak Spanish, and they speak so fast, it's hard to understand what they're saying! "Jisdhsuosdjhuewqrhpoiahf!" If you want your kids to learn multiple languages, GO TO THE LIBRARY AND BORROW SOME DICTIONARIES FOR MULTIPLE LANGUAGES! SIMPLE! Viacom, do us a favor, and cancel this show, and Dora Into the City. Please. This show lasted for too long and feels like it lasted longer than The Simpsons.moreless
  • Show full of ridiculous adventures, and annoying songs.

    This show is full of ridiculous adventures, I watched a episode to see how terrible it is, the adventure was all about some kittens losing their mittens, here is another solution for you, BYE ANOTHER PAIR FOR THEM! Also, there is another problem with this show, the same song goes on for the whole episode, it goes like, come on vamonos, everybody lets go! Whatever that is. But, this show is just ridiculous, and annoying. Here is my grade on it

    F- 0%

    It may not be that terrible, but that is just my opinion on how terrible this show is.moreless

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